Radio program that focuses on business, the economy, and events that influence them. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, the show is produced and distributed by American Public Media, in association with the University of Southern California.
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CONTENT FROM THIS SOURCEAudio , News Story Mitchell Hartman
November 18, 2020
The Biden administration will likely be able to push IT upgrades and enhance data coordination between state and federal systems. But setting new national standards to increase unemployment benefits and expand eligibility will be mostly up to Congress through legislation.
News Story Mitchell Hartman
November 4, 2020
More than seven months after COVID-19 all but shut down the U.S. economy, 22.6 million Americans were getting unemployment benefits — either through a state or federal pandemic program — according to the Labor Department. And 751,000 newly unemployed workers filed initial jobless claims, which is more than in any week during the Great Recession.
Audio , News Story Mitchell Hartman
October 22, 2020
Tens of millions of Americans are still out of work. Millions of them are running out of unemployment benefits. And those still on the rolls are no longer getting $600 a week in extra federal payments that expired in late summer.
Audio , News Story Samantha Fields
October 7, 2020
Tens of millions of people have been on unemployment at some point in the last seven months, since the pandemic began. Now, thousands are being told they have to pay some or all of that money back, either because they made an error when they applied for benefits, or the state did.
Audio , News Story Marketplace
August 18, 2020
Audio , News Story David Gorn
September 26, 2018
In many cities, like Los Angeles, only a fraction of residents facing eviction can avail themselves of free legal help.
News Story Marielle Segarra
October 2, 2017
New York City recently passed a law, to be phased in over five years, funding free legal services for residents who are facing eviction and fall below a certain income threshold.
News Story Stephannie Stokes
August 21, 2017
This past year, one public school in Atlanta tried to break the trend — by providing families with lawyers.
News Story Wilson Sayre
June 1, 2016
A total of 350,000 people in Florida have lost their food stamps since the restoration of work requirements on Jan. 1.
News Story Noel King
October 16, 2015
Legal help is crucial for New Yorkers who don't understand the complexities of the city's housing law. As many protections as there are for renters, there are ways of trying to get around them.
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